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US Condemns Jos, Kano Bombings

Kayode Adelowokan

The United States of America in strongly term has condemned the multiple bomb blasts that rocked Jos, Pleteau State on Tuesday, May 20, as well as the bombing in the Sabon-Gari neighborhood of the city of Kano on Sunday, May 18.

This is contained in a press statement from the U.S Embassy, Abuja office that the vicious attacks on Nigerian civilians and the abduction last month of more than 200 girls in Chibok are unconscionable acts and starkly demonstrate the criminality of the perpetrators who continue to target defenseless civilians.

According to the statement, “We have seen reports that tensions are high in Jos, and we join the voices of those who are appealing for calm.

“We extend our deepest condolences to the families of the victims.

“The United States met last weekend in Paris with Nigerian authorities as well as our partners and allies to discuss the way forward on confronting the regional security threat Boko Haram poses to Nigeria and West Africa.

“Countries agreed to work together to establish a regional counterterrorism strategy, strengthen regional cooperation, including with respect to intelligence sharing and border security, and mobilize support for sanctions against Boko Haram at the United Nations.

“The search for the missing school girls of Chibok is ongoing.  The Nigerians are in the lead.  We’re continuing to lend our unique assets and capabilities to assist in the search.”


The US Embassy however assured Nigerians that it will continue to stand with the Nigeria government and people as they grapple with violent extremism.


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